Certification: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
Certification Full Name: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
Certification Provider: CompTIA
Exam Code: HIT-001
Exam Name: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification encompasses the expertise and skills essential for implementing, deploying and supporting healthcare IT systems in U.S clinical settings.
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician is targeted towards IT professionals who are CompTIA A+ certified or have 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the lab or field related to healthcare, along with knowledge and skills essential for deploying and supporting healthcare IT systems in clinical settings. This exam will ensure that the successful candidates understand regulatory requirements, healthcare concepts and terminology/acronyms, and possess a basic understanding of practice workflow adhering to code of conduct policies and security best practices, in order to support Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems in medical environment.
CompTIA recommends CompTIA A+ certification before attempting this exam although it is not required.
This exam covers the following major topics:
You are required to complete 75 questions (Multiple-choice, multiple-option) questions in 60 minutes. The passing score is 650 on the scale of 100-900.
HIT-00l is the exam code for CompTIA Healthcare IT technician exam. This exam is valid for life.
Healthcare is the big sector in U.S as the government is planning to spend $4.5 trillion on healthcare by 2019. It is one of the fast growing and largest sectors according to Henry J. Kaiser family foundation. High salary jobs are readily available for the right candidate in healthcare especially in the Electronic health records area. Simplyhired.com reports that the average salary of IT experts in healthecare is close to $70,000.
I was a laser therapy technician in a local hospital. When I heard about EHR and the lack of personnel in healthcare that can understand IT, I decided to take CompTIA Healthcare IT exam and apply for the job of IT professional in the same hospital. After a few months, I passed the exam easily. As soon as I applied for the position of IT manager in my hospital, I got a date of interview. When the interviewer asked about a certification, I told her about CompTIA Healthcare IT. After a few days, I got a call that I am accepted for the job and my salary starts from $66000. I was on cloud nine. This is the best thing that happened to me. I am very happy that I took CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification.
Keenan Sofman - IT manager - New Tomorrow medical center
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